A&P Tyne Limited
has signed a contract with Mercy Ships Limited to convert a former Danish rail ferry now named Africa Mercy to a hospital ship
for service in Africa.
The conversion will take place over an 18-month period and will include the upgrading of the existing vessel, to carry some 400 persons and a hospital facility with 6 operating theatres; 78 hospital beds and an intensive care unit.
Dave Skentelbery, Managing Director Shipcare & Projects for A&P said "this is a particularly demanding project and follows on from our recent success with the !Gariep for De Beers. Most importantly it opens up a new market for us in the sphere of passenger ship conversions that is in line with our strategy.